Homemade Atsuage (Fried Tofu) with Cherry Tomatoes

Homemade Atsuage (Fried Tofu) with Cherry Tomatoes

I am surprised by how many of my friends turn their nose up at tofu, insisting that it’s bland and slippery and they don’t get it at all. But tofu is incredibly versatile and has become one of my favourite ingredients over the years, especially when it’s fried. This Homemade Atsuage (Fried Tofu) with Cherry ... Read more »

Japanese Food Made Easy By Aya Nishimura

Japanese Food Made Easy By Aya Nishimura

There’s a real disconnect between how complex many Brits perceive Japanese cooking to be, and how difficult it actually is. In reality, the majority of every day Japanese food is straightforward to make, especially if you have a clear, easy-to-follow recipe. That’s where Aya Nishimura’s Japanese Food Made Easy comes in, a cookbook to help ... Read more »

A Guide to Making Ice Cream and Ice Lollies At Home

Burnt Apple Bourbon Ice Cream

If the weather holds, we’re in for a great summer, which means ice creams and ice lollies are the order of the day. They are so easy to make at home, and there are recipes to suit you whether or not you have an ice cream machine. Contents Quick and Simple Recipes for Ice Cream ... Read more »

Three-Pea Tagine

Three-Pea Tagine

You’ll know from guest author Jack’s review of review of Meze: Snacks, Small Plates and Street Food from the Middle East, by Sally Butcher that he was a real fan of the Three-Pea Tagine recipe. He described the spicing as beautifully layered, lifted by the bright note of mint. It works well as one dish ... Read more »

Afi’s Lamb Roulade

Afi's Lamb Roulade

Today we are sharing another recipe from Meze: Snacks, Small Plates and Street Food from the Middle East, by Sally Butcher, one that hails from her mother-in-law Afi. A minced lamb casing is wrapped around two different fillings, one being whole eggs, carrots and herbs, and the other a mix of spinach, walnuts and dried ... Read more »

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

Aubergine-Wrapped Chicken

This aubergine-wrapped chicken hails from Turkey, featuring two ingredients beloved of Turkish cooks – yoghurt and aubergine. Chicken marinaded in a punchy combination of yoghurt, garlic, lemon, turmeric and Aleppo pepper is wrapped in silky sleeves of aubergine and cheese, covered with tomato passata and baked. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Have you already read our ... Read more »

Tomato Tart Tatin Recipe With Balsamic Caramel

Tomato Tarte Tatin

I adore Tarte Tatin, a classic dessert typically made with apples. But I’m also a huge fan of tarte tatins made with other fruits (such as flat peaches). My latest obsession is Tomato Tarte Tatin, made with the beautiful British-grown tomatoes I’ve been enjoying recently. I’ve used a mix of varietes that are red, orangey-brown, ... Read more »

Bali Banana Pancakes

Bali Banana Pancakes

These Bali Banana Pancakes were very much enjoyed by our reviewer Emma, when she tested Elly McCausland’s The Botanical Kitchen recently. In fact, she loved them so much, she’s contemplating a trip to Bali to find out more! ... Read more »

Apple, Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Hazelnut Tarts

In her review of The Botanical Kitchen our guest writer Emma describes this Apple, Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Hazelnut Tarts recipe as one of those “why haven’t I made this before?” recipes. Quick to make but looks like you’ve slaved away for hours, and perfect as canapes or for a light lunch. Elly McCausland is ... Read more »